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PVRR - Third Level Canal Outflow Bridge

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Description 

1879 pin-connected Pratt through truss constructed by the Keystone Bridge Co. In 1917, a steel trestle was added beneath the bridge for additional support, and it is likely that this structure bears most of the load in current use. The trackage, once owned by the NYNH&H, is now owned by the Pioneer Valley Railroad and used to store surplus railcars.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Third Level Canal Outflow on Pioneer Valley Railroad
Location
Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic but track currently used for storage
History
Built 1879 by the Keystone Bridge Co.; steel trestle installed underneath in 1917
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 143.0 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Also called
NH - Third Level Canal Outflow Bridge
NH - Holyoke Mills Branch Bridge No. 0.85
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.19466, -72.60416   (decimal degrees)
42°11'41" N, 72°36'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/697817/4674167 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 3, 2015: Added by Ian Martin